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Broomcorn Millet

Panicum miliaceum

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Broomcorn Millet is a plant which belongs to the Panicum genus.

from" http://www.hort.purdue.edu/NEWCROP/AFCM/broomcorn.html":http://www.hort.purdue.edu/NEWCROP/AFCM/broomcorn.html Broomcorn (Sorghum vulgare var. technicum) is a type of sorghum that is used for making brooms and whiskbrooms. It differs from other sorghums in that it produces heads with fibrous seed branches that may be as much as 36 in. long.

Broomcorn Millet grows as an annual and is a grass. Being an annual plant, it tends to grow best over the course of a single year.

Broomcorn Millet normally grows with a grass habit to a mature height of 4.00 metres (that's 13.00 feet imperial).

Congo is believed to be where Broomcorn Millet originates from.

Broomcorn Millet needs a moderate amount of maintenance, so some level of previous experience comes in handy when growing this plant. Ensure that you are aware of the soil, sun, ph and water requirements for this plant and keep an eye out for pests.

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Broomcorn Millet have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Broomcorn Millet

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Remember to water Broomcorn Millet moderately. The USDA Zones typically associated with Broomcorn Millet are Zone 4 and Zone 8. Keep in mind when planting that Broomcorn Millet is thought of as hardy, so Broomcorn Millet will tend to go dormant or grow slowly over the winter months.

See our list of companion Plants for Broomcorn Millet to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Broomcorn Millet from seed

Transplanting Broomcorn Millet

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Broomcorn Millet is a hardy plant.

Harvesting Broomcorn Millet

The long fibrous panicle of the broomcorn plant is used for making brooms. A ton of broomcorn brush makes 80 to 100 dozen brooms. High-quality broomcorn brush is pea-green in color and free from discolorations. The fibers should be straight, smooth, pliable, and approximately 20 in. long. Brush that is overripe, reddened, bleached, crooked, coarse or flat is considered poor quality.

The stalks are of very little value for forage. The mature seed is similar to oat in feed value.

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Other names for Broomcorn Millet

Panicum miliaceum L.

Footnotes

http://www.hort.purdue.edu/NEWCROP/AFCM/broomcorn.html

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